Video shows a tourist climbing the Trevi Fountain in Rome to fill a bottle of water

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The Trevi Fountain has become a source of contention in Italy as tourists routinely disrespect the famous monument.


A video clip of a tourist climbing the famous city of Rome Trevi Fountain To fill her water bottle she circulated online.

The footage, filmed last month, shows the woman walking over a row of boulders to reach the city centre Landmark of the eighteenth century The spectators watched in horror.

After she fills the bottle from the fountain’s spout, she attempts to walk away, before the guard blows a whistle and walks towards her.

The two engage in a brief discussion before the tourist is taken away by the bouncer. It is not yet clear what happened to the tourist after the accident and whether she was arrested or fined.

Tourists can be fined up to €500 for entering the fountain, which is widely considered one of the city’s most famous landmarks.

Legend has it that anyone who throws a currency in its waters would ensure their return to Rome.

Every year around 1-1.5 million euros ($1.1-1.6 million) in coins are collected for the Catholic charity Caritas. According to the Rome Tourist Board, about 3,000 euros ($3,200) a day is thrown into the fountain during the busy tourism months.

Currently, the fountain is located just below the square. Visitors have to climb steps to reach it – but they usually stay on the stairs, or perch on the edge of the fountain – which leads to claims for the police to install it. Checkpoints And continuous foot patrols along the surrounding roads.

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As the number of international visitors who set off for Rome missiles Since the end of Covid-19, tourists have been criticized for not respecting the city’s famous monuments.

In June last year, two American tourists it causes in the amount of $25,000 in damages to the Spanish Steps in Rome, while a month earlier, A.J Saudi visitor He drove the rented Maserati down a limestone staircase, breaking two steps.

Last month, a tourist was photographed apparently carving his name on a 2,000-year-old wall in Rome Colosseumprompting the Italian Minister of Culture to call for a manhunt to identify the perpetrator and his companion.

Elsewhere in Italy, tourists routinely swim in the Venetian canals, which double as the city’s sewage system. In August last year, two Australians surfed the Internet mega channelwhile in May, The Americans Stripped down for a light dip next to the 14th-century Arsenal landmark.

Also last August, an Australian decided to ride his motorbike around the ancient Roman site Pompeiiwhile in October, an American smashed two priceless statues in Vatican Museumapparently after he was told he could not see the Pope.

Earlier this month, a group of young people German tourists Posing to take pictures on social media has been accused of toppling a valuable statue in a villa in northern Italy, the villa manager said.

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